of England, AR
February 11, 1922 - September 14, 2020
Anne Needham of England, Arkansas went to be with her heavenly Father on September 14, 2020. She was born February 11, 1922 in Danville, Tennessee to Joe S. and Betty Whitney Hendon.She attended Poplar Grove School near Dyer. She worked at Brown Shoe Factory for several years before attending Beauty College, later opening her own salon in Dyer.She was an active member of Dyer Assembly of God for many years; helped in the start-up of the Humboldt Assembly of God church and later a member and pianist for the Rutherford Assembly of God church before moving to Arkansas. She was pianist for England Assembly of God for a short time. She was known in England as the 'peanut brittle lady'.She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Andrew Watson and Jim Needham; two brothers, Freeman and Prentous Hendon; three sisters, Mabel Chamberlain, Roberta Barron and Jessie Poynor. She was always ready to tell everyone about her Lord and Savior. A special thanks to Cavalier Healthcare and Hospice for the care they provided.She is survived by her daughter, Retha Hankins, grandson David Hankins, granddaughter Susie (Tommy) Clement; three great-grandchildren, Katie (Vince) Marchese, Hollis (Caragh) Hankins and Samantha Hankins, Chris (Nicolet) Clement; three great-great-grandchildren, Addisyn and Emma Marchese, Colleen Hankins, nieces and nephews; a daughter-in-law Peggy Needham.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the First Assembly of God, 608 E. Fordyce, England, AR 72046 or the charity of their choice.Graveside services will be held at Mulberry Cemetery on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. with Logan Fullerton officiating. Cremation arrangements are through Roller England Funeral Home (501) 842-3939.We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines and limiting indoor funeral and visiting attendance to 50 people at one time. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks before entering.
Mama Anne was a sweet generous woman who was loved by everyone who ever knew her. I never heard her say an unkind word about anyone and she always looked for the best in all of us, My family and I send Retha and her family our sincere sympathy. She will be greatly missed. Scott Needham
Ms. Ann Had A Beautiful Spirit, My Mother was her Caregiver...(and Past before she did).......Now they both are at Peace with Christ Jesus. Prayers for Ms. Retha & The rest of her Family.